Imagine how many privileges you get from being a celebrity child. You do not even have to do anything remarkable. All you have to do is smile and wave. Some kids have it easy. For example, Caleb Kelechi Asomugha, the celebrity child of Kerry Washington.
The American actress welcomed her son in 2016 with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha. How much do we know about him? Let’s take a look.
Who is his mother?
Born Kerry Marisa Washington in The Bronx, New York City, on January 31, 1977, she is the cousin of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell through her mother. Speaking of her parents, her father Earl Washington was a real estate broker, while her mother Valerie Washington was a professor and educational assistant.
Kerry got widespread recognition for starring as crisis management expert Olivia Pope in the ABC drama series Scandal from 2012 to 2018. That role earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations and one Golden Globe Award nomination.
Some of her other credits include Anita Hill in the political thriller Confirmation, Mia Warren in the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere, Kay in The Last King of Scotland, Alicia Masters in Fantastic Four movies, and Broomhilda von Shaft in Django Unchained.
Her family is of African American origin. Her mother’s family is from Manhattan. In one interview, Washington said, “Her mother is from a mixed-race background and from Jamaica, so she is partly English and Scottish and Native American, but also descended from enslaved Africans in the Caribbean”.
Now onto her education. She graduated from high school in 1994. Fun fact: at the age of 13, she was taken to watch Nelson Mandela speak at Yankee Stadium upon his release from prison.
For her higher education, Kerry attended George Washington University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1998 with a double major in anthropology and sociology.
Here is another fun fact. In April 2016, she confirmed that she learned to dance from Jennifer Lopez in the 1990s in New York.
Regarding her bigger projects, in 2004, she played the female lead in Spike Lee’s movie, She Hates Me. In the 2000s, she also appeared in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Little Man, I Think I Love My Wife, The Last King of Scotland, and more.
She also narrated the documentary about the New Orleans-based teenage TBC Brass Band, From the Mouthpiece to Back.
In 2010, she made her Broadway debut in the original production Race by David Mamet. In that play, she appeared alongside James Spader, an actor she worked together on Boston Legal, as well as David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas.
In 2012, she appeared in Django Unchained, a movie by Quentin Tarantino, for which she received critical acclaim. From April 2012 to April 2018, she appeared in the highly-popular drama television series Scandal.
The show, created by Shonda Rhimes, talks about Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the President of the United States. She starts her own crisis management firm and soon realizes that her employees are hiding darker secrets. Scandal has often been called one of the most talked about drama series on social media.
And it wasn’t just her acting that attracted attention. Her costumes as Olivia Pope attracted attention as well, with Vanity Fair naming her character one of the Top Ten Best-Dressed TV Characters.
During her time in Scandal, she played another lead role in a big project. Washington appeared in the lead role in Confirmation, an HBO movie airing in 2016.
In 2018, she made her directorial debut on Scandal, directing the 10th episode of the seventh season.
Regarding her personal life, she was engaged to actor David Moscow from October 2004 to March 2007. But that thing failed, and she got married to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha in June 2013 in Hailey, Idaho. They have two children together.
She has also been involved in plenty of charities, including Lee National Denim Day, LGBT rights, Women’s Cancer Programs, and more.
In one interview, American actress Kerry Washington mentioned that she didn’t know the gender of her baby even until the last moment. The whole family didn’t know the gender. That made it an exciting moment for everyone involved because the baby’s gender was a big surprise.
The high-profile actress had to wear oversized coats and bags to hide her pregnancy with Caleb. She made her first baby bump appearance at the Met Gala wearing a decorated Marc Jacobs gown.
Her baby Caleb Kelechi Asomugha was born on September 5th, 2016. He is the son of the American actress and former football cornerback and now American actor and producer, Nnamdi Asomugha.
His parents got married in 2013 in Hailey, Idaho. As the celebrity child of two big names, he got media attention from the first day he arrived in this world.
He belongs to a family of famous actors, directors, and producers. He is the second child of Kerry and Nnamdi. He is often a target of the paparazzi, but they rarely manage to get a good picture.
He is just a young boy who hasn’t started school yet. But he is having preschool activities.
In one interview, Kerry said that her family loves to keep fit. And that includes her children, who are great swimmers and love water aerobics.
Does he have any siblings?
Caleb is the second child of Kerry and her husband Nnamdi. His older sister is Isabelle Amarachi, but he also has a half-sister from his father’s side. His father, Nnamdi, has a teenage daughter from his former relationship.
Kerry, as a mother of three, has said that she allows her kids to enjoy different beautiful experiences. Talking about motherhood, she has stated that parenting is an adventure.
And she tries to raise smart and kind children. In one interview, the famous actress said she is enlightening her children concerning the world around them. For example, she teaches them about Africa and how to honor Black lives and Black identity.
Meaning of his name
We have to say, the name Caleb Kelechi Asomugha is definitely a unique one. And there is a reason for that name. In Hebrew, his name Caleb means “brave, bold, devoted or faithful to the Lord God”.
Here is a fun fact. Because his mother didn’t reveal the gender until the last moment, many believe she chose the name Caleb that could mean both a boy’s name and a girl’s name.
It confuses fans.
Is he on social media?
Caleb Asomugha is only six-years-old as of June 2023. He cannot legally have a profile on social media. Luckily, his mother is there to post different updates about her family.
His mother, Scandal star Kerry Washington has a profile on Instagram with more than 7 million followers.
When you are too young to have a profile on social media, you are also too young to work or earn money, right? That is true.
Caleb has yet to begin his formal education, let alone have a career. So, we cannot talk about his net worth or earning still.
What we can talk about is the net worth of his mother. And the American actress, famous for playing Olivia Pope in Scandal, has a net worth of more than $50 million.